One of the trickiest thing to organize, in my experience, are hair styling tools. Blowdryers, hair irons, combs and brushes are nightmarish with their jumble of unsightly wires, and ugly plastic colors. Here are 3 Tips to create a decluttered hairstyling station, that is both USEFUL and BEAUTIFUL.
1. Apply the #MinimaLUXE mantra of having less but better things.
I slowly shifted from having 10 different cheap combs – most of which I didn’t even use – to having 1 wooden brush with natural rubber base and 2 wooden combs. One comb is wide toothed and one is finer.
I also never had my own blowdryer before. I shared a cheap one with our furbaby, because I hated heating up my scalp. But when I found that the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer could blow cool – totally cool and not fake cool, I thought long and hard. It is exactly what I wanted, and I was able to take advantage of a 0% installment deal.
Now I am able to dry my short hair in 3 minutes flat. When it was super long, I would be able to dry it in 5-8minutes. I prefer to spend on the things I use everyday, like a blowdryer, instead of a luxury bag. In fact I don’t have any luxury bags anymore. I sold them all.
2. Choose a functional but beautiful container
For me, this means that the container should be able to contain your hair styling tools, even when they are still hot, for a quick tidy up process. They should also have a portion to tuck wires in. I first discovered Polder in The Container Store, but was eventually able to order it on here on Amazon. I saw a black one, once in MakeRoom, but it unfortunately doesn’t go with my #whiteliving aesthetic.
If you are looking for something that is available locally in Manila, I found this in MakeRoom for decluttering client, Amanda Griffin Jacob, when we were working with her to declutter her new flat. You can also find the newest all-white model here.
3. The Secret to Storing Wires is to fold, never wind in a circle.
A surefire way to ruin your wires and electrical cords is to wind them in a circle. This the mistake most people do with their laptop and charging cords, which totally damages them and is super costly to buy replacements – especially for Apple products.
I remember teaching my assistant how to tidy the MacBook charger and she didn’t listen properly. She was only 2 weeks with me and had to buy a replacement for a couple of thousand pesos. I felt really awful. I’ve never had to buy a replacement powerblock until then.
My wires always last the lifetime of the appliance or electronic, because I never wind them around. Fold. Do not wind.